French rider Steven Frossard competes in the MXGP class of the FIM World Motocross Championship as part of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing team. Born on 14th July 1987 in Meribel, Steven took time to make a splash in his native country, not claiming his first junior national title until the age of 18, but thereafter his progress was rapid.
After finishing second in the UEM European Championship at 125cc level on a KTM, he graduated full-time to the World Championship in 2007 – in his first full year, he finished 26th, and he continued to progress in 2008, with a tenth place finish overall, and 2009 when he finished sixth.
It was in 2010 that he really began to make an impression on the competition, as he picked up his first two GP wins, including his first at the GP of Sweden at Uddevalla, and he achieved his best overall position to date of third. In 2011, he moved up to the MX1 class with Monster Energy Yamaha, and he won again at the GP of Sweden at Uddevalla on his way to the runner-up spot overall.
However, he was unable to build on this early MX1 success – after taking a podium result in the opening round of 2012, he ruptured knee ligaments in practice and finished the season back in 21st. Bad luck struck again in 2013 with injuries keeping him on the sidelines for much of the year, and he will be desperate to return to the forefront of world motocross in 2014.